Chapter 1

Explosion

"MOKUBA!" Seto yelled, trying to stand his ground, "Let him go, right NOW!" The man that stood across the room from Seto held a grin on his face as he tightened his grip he had around Mokuba. Mokuba squirmed a bit, trying to break free of the headlock that he was held in. His eyes looked directly into Seto's as he took a step forward, extended his arm out towards the kidnapper. "Please… Let him go."

"You'd like that, wouldn't you Kaiba?"

"He has nothing to do with any of this! You're angry at me, Hanzo, not him!" Hanzo chuckled, raising the knife closer to Mokuba's neck. Seto froze immediately. "Don't do it."

"Oh poor Seto Kaiba. You have all the money in the world, and yet you still find ways to pity yourself. You're pathetic, you know that?" Seto kept switching emotions; from anger to fear and from fear to anger. Seto took another step forward, and in turn Hanzo pushed the knife right next to Mokuba's neck. Mokuba started to whimper in fear as a small line of blood trickled down from the blade. Seto stopped once more and swallowed hard. He couldn't stand to see his brother in pain.

"Yes… that's right Kaiba… stay right where you are…"

"Why are you doing this?" Seto managed to say in a low, and deathly voice.

"Because of your selfish actions! The people you thrashed and the reputations you tarnished to get where you are today! The money you own and the lives you've ruined to obtain it. It sickens me, Kaiba, it simply sickens me the way you treat everyone around you. As if they're your pawns in some sort of game where the only person who wins is you."

"Gozaburo played the exact same game!"

"Gozaburo didn't push people out windows, Kaiba." Seto gritted his teeth anger was rose within him. How dare someone put his brother's life in danger because of his heartless stepfather. He took a step back, trying to calm his body.

"Look Hanzo… it's me you want, not Mokuba. If your so angry about what happened, why don't you kill me instead!" Seto yelled.

"Why don't I just kill you instead?" He asked, "Why don't I just kill you instead… that's an idea, isn't it? I mean, without the CEO of Kaiba Corp. that would leave the slot open for anyone who could grab it, therefore giving me the chance to regain what Gozaburo lost and completely wiping your existence for good." Seto eyed him.

"Well?"

"Well, you see Seto Kaiba, that sounds like a brilliant idea, only there's one problem. I know that you care about your brother more than anything in the world and that you'd rather die than see him suffer." Hanzo moved the knife away from Mokuba's neck and lowered it a bit. "Which means there would be no fun in just killing you." Hanzo thrust the knife into Mokuba's side. Mokuba let out a cry of pain.

"STOP! STOP IT!" Seto yelled, his heart nearly ripped in two at the site of his brother in that condition. "No more! Please! Stop! I'll give you anything. You can have my company, my money, just leave my brother alone!"

"Sorry Kaiba, this is just too great a scene to pass up." He dug the knife deeper into Mokuba's side. Mokuba yelled louder, trying to fight his way out of Hanzo's arms but only losing blood in the process.

"MOKUBA! NO! You're a monster… what kind of a cruel person are you?!" Seto yelled out, his arms extended once again, wishing he could reach his brother and pull him to safety but knowing that moving closer would make things worse. It was not only the scene of his brother being tortured that hurt him, but the feeling of complete and utter uselessness as this was all happening gave him incredible pain.

As Hanzo watched this, he started to laugh. "I think I just got a better idea on how to make this more interesting." He said, lifting Mokuba up a bit and bending his head forward. Mokuba was limp in his arms, no longer holding any energy to fight. His face was darkened by his bangs that drooped over his face, sweat dripping down his face. Hanzo put his mouth to Mokuba's ear.

"What are you doing now?!"

"Look at him Mokuba… watching this… watching you die… he doesn't care."

"Don't you even think of brainwashing my brother in the state he is in! Leave him be, you've done him enough harm!"

"Why even fight to stay alive when you know the only family you have is that selfish bastard Seto Kaiba? Don't you miss your dad? Your mom? Don't you want to see them again? It's best if you just give up, your parents would probably want it that way… considering you killed them."

"FUCK YOU HANZO!" Hanzo twisted the blade in response to Seto. At that moment, hearing his brother's cry of pain, he no longer thought. He launched himself right at Hanzo, punching him right in the face. Hanzo flew across the room, slamming into the wall. Mokuba fell to his knees and let the rest of his body hit the floor. "I'LL KILL YOU FOR WHAT YOU DID!" Seto screamed, throwing punches and kicks at him like there was no tomorrow, making sure to hurt every single inch of his body. As Seto continued to beat the living daylights out of Hanzo, the door was busted down and four or five policemen came in, guns at hand.

"Hanzo Itaka you are under arrest!" They yelled, quickly moving forward to try and intercept Seto. "We'll take this from here, Mr. Kaiba!" The policeman confirmed as he tried to pulled Seto away from Hanzo's almost dead body. But Seto didn't stop. Anger still flowed through his veins. He wasn't done yet. Two more officers ran over to him, grabbing his arms and torso trying to rip him away from Hanzo's beaten body. "Stop it! You're going to kill him!"

Finally they were able to stop him after one of them tackled Seto to the ground. He hit the ground with a loud thud and let his body just lay there without anymore resistance. "You better call an ambulance or else Hanzo won't make it."

"It looks like this boy is injured too!" Seto woke up from his dazed state and jumped to his feet.

"Where's my brother?!"

"Sir, it's best if you don't interfere. We need to wait till the ambulance gets here." Seto jolted past them and slid to the ground.

"Mokuba? Are you-?" He stopped. Mokuba's eyes were widened, his pupils small. He looked as though he was frozen in time. Tears and saliva were running down the side of his face. Blood was spread out from underneath him where his wound was. His body was barely moving. "Oh my… no… Mokuba…"

Seto lifted his hand to touch him but stopped in midair from fear. The policemen grabbed him by both arms once more, beginning to drag him away when it finally hit him. It felt as though all emotions erupted inside him and blew up all at once. Everything else in Seto's head had completely shut down as he screamed in horror, crying fiercely, flailing around, waving his arms and legs in the air, and hitting anything that came in contact with him. There was nothing but emotions stirring up inside him at this very moment and it felt as though his very heart had exploded. It seemed like Seto's sanity was completely gone.


"Seto Kaiba… Seto Kaiba… Is he still asleep?" Voices echoed in his mind with every word that was said and his vision was almost completely white.

"Yeah, I think he's still a bit out of it."

"I've never seen any reaction this bad before… what do you think happened?" Seto tried to move, but it felt as though his brain waves weren't making it to his body parts.

"I don't know exactly… but I'm almost totally sure it was an emotional break down. But I've never seen one so bad. It was as if his emotions erupted and came crashing down on him and he was no longer aware of what his body was doing." He could feel his hand move a little bit when he told it too. Maybe his body was starting to come around. His vision started to clear and his eyes observed the room around him, eyeing the two doctors standing beside him.

"He's awake!" The nurse exclaimed. He felt exhausted beyond belief. It felt as though his body was heavy and very hard to move. He opened his mouth to say something, but nothing appeared to have come out. "Is he going to be okay doctor?"

"He'll come around I'm sure… we should probably go check up on his brother." Seto's body jumped with the mention of his brother.

"Mokuba." The doctor and the nurse stopped and turned around.

"Did he just say some-"

"Where is my brother Mokuba?"


"He's still in pretty bad condition as you can tell." The doctor explained as Seto observed his brother, the sight paining him with each passing second. "He was in deep shock when we found him. It appeared as though he were dead when we first looked at him, but we soon discovered that wasn't the case." Seto placed his hand on Mokuba's kneeling down beside his bed and putting his head on Mokuba's chest. "Was that the cause of your break down? You thought your brother was dead?" Seto didn't move and didn't answer.

"We're willing to help if only you would talk to us." Still no answer. Seto wasn't planning to answer anytime soon either. He merely sat there. Waiting. Wishing. Hoping. He just wanted his brother to be okay. "I know this is a hard time for you… but I feel as though I need to tell you my thoughts." There was silence.


A/N: Hey guys! It's me again. I know, I know. Where have you been Kari?? We've been waiting almost a year for one of your breathtaking stories and the only shit you've posted is complete crap! Well folks, I've done a test run with this fic and it's 100 garenteed to knock your socks off and remind you how awesome I am. I put a lot of hard work into this so I really hope you like it. Stay tuned for the next chapter that I've already started working on!(lucky you;)